Stephanie Nelson

Occupational Therapist, Owner

“Stephanie is a phenomenal OT. She always explained everything clearly and allowed me to participate in my son’s sessions. We have learned so much on how to help my son.”

I completed my Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Psychology at Mount Allison University. Pursuing my interest in healthcare and my need for creativity, I was drawn to Occupational Therapy. I completed my Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University.

 

Upon graduation, I returned to my hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick and gained work experience in a variety of practice areas. I provided services to clients in hospital as well as in the community. Most recently, I served a paediatric population ages 0-5, but my work experience extends to community mental health, orthopedics, palliative care, neuro-rehabilitation, school-based and geriatric assessment.

I moved to Petawawa in the fall of 2017 with my now husband. Upon my arrival in the Valley, I found there was a need for paediatric Occupational Therapy, which was not being met. With this realization, I decided to take the leap and realize my long time goal of owning my own paediatric business.There was an opportunity to expand adaptABLE OT with our posting to Kingston in 2022, so I seized the opportunity and grew my business.

 

My drive for continuing education has led me to pursue many courses in a variety of areas, including sensory certification, ABC Boom handwriting, primitive reflex integration and trauma.

I am in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.

 

As a child and teenager, I spent many hours training in an intensive dance program. Movement remains a powerful influence in my life, and in my occupational therapy practice, and I continue to enjoy spending my time in a dance or yoga studio. I also crave outdoor adventures of all kinds - especially camping, hiking and SCUBA diving.

Thank you for your interest in adaptABLE Occupational Therapy and I look forward to working with you, your child and your family!

Education

  • University of Southern California - Chan Division, Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program, 2018-2019

  • Dalhousie University, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 2008-2010

  • Mount Allison University, Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology & Psychology 
     

Jen Maitland

Occupational Therapist

I completed my Bachelor of Cognitive Science with a specialization in Biological Foundations at Carleton University in Ottawa. Throughout my time there, I worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for 4 years, then with children on the spectrum for 2 years, while getting volunteer experience in an elementary school, and at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. It was at The Royal that I fell in love with the Occupational Therapy profession, and quickly tailored my undergraduate courses to prepare for application to OT school.

 

I got accepted to Queens University’s Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have now completed all program requirements and this fall I will begin working under a provisional license until I am able to take the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE).

 

Throughout my Masters program I completed placements at Willow Family Wellness OT Services, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospitals, and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Wellbeing Centre. I am committed to being a life long learner, shown by completion of over 20 webinars completed during school in a variety of subjects, as well as a growing list of courses I intend to take in the coming years. 

 

I grew up in Dunrobin (west of Ottawa), and called the Ottawa Valley home while my now fiance lived and worked there while I was in school, and now we have landed in Deep River!

 

I have always been passionate about working with the paediatric population and love finding ways to make learning fun so that kids can thrive in their environments. I look forward to working together!

Education

  • Queens University, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

  • Carleton University, Bachelor of Cognitive Science